According to Robert Perez, the US Customs and Border Protection Deputy Commissioner, the border crisis along the southern border is “beyond the breaking point.”
In an interview on CNN, Perez frequently referred to the problem on the southern border as a “crisis.” Check out the video below.
Perez isn’t the only person who feels this way. The chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee Ron Johnson went into detail about the growing crisis of illegal aliens coming into our country and noted that the illegal immigration pattern began in 2012 when former President Barack Obama encouraged this illegal behavior by implementing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
“DACA sparked it,” Johnson said.
Check out what the Washington Examiner reported:
Unaccompanied minors and children in family units increased from 21,000 in 2012, to 120,000 by 2014.
The number shrunk to 68,000 by the following year in 2015 after Obama declared a humanitarian crisis along the border and began detaining illegal border crossers and returning them to their home countries.
But a court order in 2015 barred the border patrol from detaining children, forcing the border patrol to quickly release immigrant families who cross into the country illegally. Those who were released rarely showed up for court hearings and were never sent home.
The surge commenced once again, rising to 125,000 in 2016 and to a staggering 201,000 in 2019 so far.
Johnson met Thursday with Homeland Security Department Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to discuss the unfolding crisis.
On Friday, President Trump threatened to close the Mexican border to get the situation under control.
Johnson said 4,000 illegal immigrants a day are moving across the southern border and detention facilities, which are not designed to hold families, are overwhelmed.
Human smugglers and the drug cartels are using the lax laws to lure migrants into making the dangerous journey from Central America and Mexico to the United States.
“They know how to exploit our laws,” Johnson said during the interview. “They are overwhelming our system. We are in full catch and release. We are beyond the breaking point.”
Johnson also stated that the number of illegal crossings would go down once the illegal aliens realized that they would be immediately sent home. Right now, they are encouraged to come over because of the ridiculous catch and release laws.
“The solution is to fix these things, where we can return people expeditiously,” Johnson added “We need those consequences so we can return to a legal system.”
The Washington Examiner went on to discuss President Trump’s recent actions over the border crisis:
Trump called on Congress Friday to “fix our broken immigration laws” and added, “We are the laughingstock of the entire world.”
The president declared a national emergency in February to authorize moving $3.6 billion in military funds to the construction of physical barriers along the southern border.
Democrats have accused the GOP and Trump of fabricating a crisis at the border and that at least as of February, border crossings were at near historic lows. They argue the migrant families are legitimate asylum seekers fleeing violence in Central America who should be allowed entry into the United States and afforded assistance with housing, lawyers, and other benefits.
The emergency on our southern border is getting worse by the day. Instead of addressing this important issue, Democrats are not only obstructing the President so nothing will get done, but they are also encouraging illegal aliens to break our laws and cross the border illegally.
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